Copper Belt Mine

The Copper Belt Mine is a copper mine located in Adams county, Idaho.

About the MRDS Data:

All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

Mine Info

Name: Copper Belt Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Adams


Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 45.0275, -116.82140

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Copper Belt Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Copper Belt Mine


Primary: Copper
Tertiary: Lead


State: Idaho
County: Adams
District: Seven Devils District

Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.
Administrative Organization: Payette National Forest


Type: Located Claim


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Owner Name: George McCarthy
Years: 1942 -


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Discovery Year: 1905
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section

Mineral Deposit Model

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Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification


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Analytical Data

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Ore: Galena
Ore: Chalcopyrite


Comment (Location): Location Uncertain But Mine Is .5 Mi By Trail From The E Side Of The Snake River Opposite Homestead, Ore. Narrative Location Places This Mine In The W/2 Sec. 33.


Reference (Deposit): U.S. Bureau Of Mines Files (WFOC).

Reference (Deposit): Commodity Files, USGS, Spokane W

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